Published On: Tue, Jan 9th, 2018

California: Giseleangelique D’Milian sentenced to 25 years to life in 2015 killing of 3-week old Eliza De La Cruz

A Southern California woman who killed a 3-week-old girl during a child-stealing scheme has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.

Giseleangelique D’Milian was sentenced Friday after pleading no contest to first-degree murder and attempted murder as she and Anthony Ray McCall attacked a family on January 3, 2015. D’Milian, McCall and a third defendant, Todd Damon Boudreaux were all charged. The baby was found the next day, dead.

Eliza De La Cruz

D’Milian briefly spoke with the mother as she exited the bus and two hours later McCall burst into their home, shot the baby’s parents and uncle, and kidnapped Eliza. The child apparently suffocated and her body was left in a trash bin.

Authorities say a later child-stealing attempt in El Segundo failed as prosecutors say D’Milian wanted the babies after falsely telling her married boyfriend she’d had twins.

“She fabricated a story and wanted him to believe these children were his. Why? We don’t know,” Long Beach police Lt. Lloyd Cox said after her 2015 arrest.

The accomplice, Anthony McCall, has pleaded not guilty to murder.

On Feb. 6, 2015, police said, McCall attacked a 23-year-old mother with a baseball bat in an El Segundo hotel room with the goal of stealing her 4-month-old son. McCall was scared away when hotel guests alerted workers, who intervened. He escaped and the baby was unharmed.

Police said at the time they were aware of D’Milian’s elaborate online persona in which she portrayed herself as a “masterful genius behind so many ventures,” calling herself a business mogul with a music and motivational speaking career and a published book.

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